The Wizard of Oz (1925)

Stars: Dorothy Dwan, Charles Murray, Oliver Hardy, Larry Semon, Frank Alexander
Director: Larry Semon
Runtime: 68 minutes
Language: English subtitles - music score
Color:  Tinted
Format:  DVD-R (region free)
Rating: NR
Price: $14.95

The Wizard of Oz

Director: Larry Semon

Dorothy Dwan ... Dorothy / Princess Dorothea
Mary Carr ... Aunt Em
Virginia Pearson ... Lady Vishuss
Bryant Washburn ... Prince Kynd
Josef Swickard ... Prime Minister Kruel
Charles Murray ... Wizard of Oz
Oliver Hardy ... Tinman
Frank Alexander ... Uncle Henry
Otto Lederer ... Ambassador Wikked
Frederick Ko Vert ... Phantom of the Basket
Larry Semon ... Scarecrow
Spencer Bell ... Cowardly Lion

Larry Semon fulfills his ambition to direct this much beloved fantasy tale. However he cannot leave behind his slapstick comedic roots.

The land of Oz is suffering in the iron grip of Prime Minister Kruel, yet the people, guided by the vitreous Prince Kind, wait hopefully for the return Princess Dorothy, the heir to the throne. Dorothy of course is living a simple life in Kansas until the storied tornado lifts her, along with her uncle and some farmhands to Oz.

69 minutes with a music score by David Knudtson